Friday, 17 March 2017

The historical journey of Sheraton Kampala hotel – Uganda safari news

sheraton , uganda tours , wildlife safarisSheraton Kampala Hotel is one of the remarkable oldest five star hotels offering accommodation to the up-class travelers in Uganda including those on Uganda safaris and tours.
Operating in Uganda for the last fifty (50) years following its opening on October 8th 1967, Sheraton Kampala Hotel has experienced several managing company operators up to the present day Constellation Hotels & Resorts which runs it under franchise of Sheraton. This upmarket facility popular among the affluent business travelers and the Uganda tour undertakers was first named Apollo Hotel generating the name from Dr. Apollo Milton Obote the then Prime Minister of Uganda and later became Kampala International Hotel following the overthrow of Obote by Amin before it was renamed back to its former name after the fall of Amin in 1979.
At the launch of the Kampala Sheraton Hotel Golden Jubilee celebrations, the General Manager Jean – Philippe Bittencourt applauded the facility for making it through all these years and disclosed its interest in capitalising on its experience strength to be the leader of innovations and memorable service delivery to the guests including those on holiday safaris in Uganda.
In a bid to commemorate the Jubilee year, Sheraton Kampala Hotel came up with various activities including Art exhibitions, Vintage Car show, Food & Cultural Festivals, Special days’ celebrations including Christmas, Easter, Eid Al Fitr among others and the helm of these jubilations will be in October and will be officiated by H.E The President of the Republic of Uganda.
This historical hotel features a total of 236 rooms categorized as Executive rooms, Club rooms and Diplomatic Suites and enjoys a wide range amenities including conference centers, swimming pool, wedding venues including the lush extensive gardens, lounge, bars and restaurants among others.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

The black-headed gonolek; birds of Uganda – Uganda safari news

birding , uganda birding safarisAlso referred to as Laniarius erythrogaster, the black-headed gonolek is among the exciting bird species explored by travelers on Uganda birding safaris.
Belonging to the Malaconotidae family, the black-headed gonolek thrives in the countries of Cameroon, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda where it is encountered while on birding safaris in Uganda.
The habitats of black-headed gonolek include; dry savannah, tropical or sub tropical shrubland along with flooded or wet grassland. It is marked by distinct colours with red under parts and black upper parts and can be easily spotted at a distance while on bird watching safari in Uganda.
The black-headed gonolek feature a distinctive call and communicates simultaneously with the partner. The call of a male gonolek is loud and clear like a bell sound and the female would immediately respond the male’s call with a harsh grating response as at times heard of Uganda birding tours.
Regarding conservation, the black-headed gonolek is listed as species of Least Concern on the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.